659. Election of Lord Speaker.

659.     Election of Lord Speaker.

An election of the Lord Speaker1 must be held no more than five years after the previous election, or within three months of the death of the Lord Speaker, or his giving notice of resignation, if sooner2.

All members of the House of Lords are entitled to stand for election and to vote, save that Lords who have not taken the oath in the current Parliament, those who are subject to statutory disqualification, those who are suspended from the service of the House or who are on leave of absence3 may not stand